post chaise

A horse-drawn carriage, closed and with four wheels, historically used to transport mail and passengers.

She had lately remitted the trespass of a stage-coachman, who had overturned her post-chaise into a ditch;

See Also: chaise longue

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  • Post chaise — Post Post, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L. positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See {Position}, and cf. {Post} a pillar.] 1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • post-chaise — post chaiseˈ intransitive verb To travel by post chaise • • • Main Entry: ↑post …   Useful english dictionary

  • post chaise — n. a closed, four wheeled coach or carriage drawn by fast horses, which were changed at each post, used in the 18th and 19th cent. to carry mail and passengers …   English World dictionary

  • post chaise — post′ chaise′ n. trs a four wheeled coach for rapid transportation of passengers and mail, used in the 18th and early 19th centuries …   From formal English to slang

  • post chaise — a four wheeled coach for rapid transportation of passengers and mail, used in the 18th and early 19th centuries. [1705 15] * * * ▪ carriage  four wheeled, closed carriage, containing one seat for two or three passengers, that was popular in 18th… …   Universalium

  • post chaise — noun closed horse drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used to transport passengers and mail • Hypernyms: ↑carriage, ↑equipage, ↑rig * * * noun Etymology: post (IV) : a carriage for traveling post usually having a closed body on four wheels… …   Useful english dictionary

  • post-chaise — [ pəʊs(t)ʃeɪz] noun (plural post chaises pronunciation same) historical a horse drawn carriage used for transporting passengers or mail. Origin C17: from post2 + chaise …   English new terms dictionary

  • post chaise — noun Date: 1712 a carriage usually having a closed body on four wheels and seating two to four persons …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • post-chaise — /ˈpoʊst ʃeɪz/ (say pohst shayz) noun a hired coach drawn by horses changed at each stage, used for rapid travelling in the 18th and early 19th centuries …   Australian English dictionary

  • chaise — [shāz] n. [Fr, var. of chaire, CHAIR] 1. any of several kinds of lightweight carriage, some with a collapsible top, having two or four wheels and drawn by one or two horses 2. POST CHAISE 3. CHAISE LONGUE …   English World dictionary

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